As Seinfeld taught us some time ago, the jobs of importing and exporting are inextricably connected. To suggest one would only import or only export without doing the other is to expose yourself to immediate ridicule.
Today's Splash update improves two processes that are as synonymous with event marketing as hot dogs are to the 4th of July: importing and exporting guest lists.
Update #1 - Imports and exports now have live status trackers.
The trackers report on the number of contacts being imported or exported, the name of the spreadsheet file (for imports), the number of rows processed (imports), and how many rows were skipped over (imports).
Here's what the new trackers look like in the context of an event's Guest List:
The "Remove" link allows you to dismiss the tracker; the little arrows to the right of it allow you to expand or contract its size.
Update #2 - Exports can now be downloaded directly from your Guest List.
Among our most requested workflow features was the ability to download lists directly from the platform — in other words, to not have to be reliant upon receiving a download link via email.
Well, remember those sexy import/export trackers in Update #1? Clicking the "Download" link will initiate the spreadsheet download right from the tracker, in addition to the export being sent to your inbox.
For a better understanding of what notifications mean when importing into Guest List or Email Sender:
- If a contact already exists in your Splash account, it will be updated.
- If a contact is new, it will be added to your account.
- If there is a duplicate in your import sheet, it will be skipped.
- If there is a blank field or improperly formatted email address, it will be skipped.
- If a contact has already received a specific email, it will be excluded.
It's a good day to be in the import/export business.